Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia
Author : Marguerite Manteau-Rao
Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2016-02-02
ISBN 10 : 9781626251595
ISBN 13 : 1626251592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia Book Description:

If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, you know firsthand the challenge of providing care while maintaining your own well-being. Caring for a Loved One with Dementia offers a compassionate and effective mindfulness-based dementia care (MBDC) guide to help you reduce stress, stay balanced, and bring ease into your interactions with the person with dementia. In this book, you’ll learn how to approach caring with calm, centered presence; respond to your loved one with compassion; and maintain authentic communication, even in the absence of words. Most importantly, you’ll discover ways to manage the grief, anger, depression, and other emotions often associated with dementia care, so you can find strength and meaning in each moment you spend with your loved one.

Caregiving Both Ways

Caregiving Both Ways
Author : Molly Wisniewski
Publisher : Mango Media
Total Pages : 178
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9781642506983
ISBN 13 : 1642506982
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caregiving Both Ways Book Description:

#1 New Release in Caregiving - Overcome the Language Barrier of Dementia When a parent, spouse, sibling, or loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it can be difficult to know what to do. Your day can spiral into a never-ending series of tasks and attempts to communicate that leave you both frustrated. Instead of burning out, discover a new approach. When your loved one behaves differently than they used to, they’re just communicating in a new way. As caregivers, the most important thing we can do is learn that new language. Navigate the caregiving relationship: In Caregiving Both Ways, Molly Wisniewski offers essential advice for getting to know your loved one and yourself during this new phase of life. Learn to balance your priorities, avoid burning out, and honor self-care. Molly will teach you how to navigate the difficult moments with techniques she’s mastered from years of experience working with people with dementia. Prepare for each stage of care: Caregiving Both Ways is divided into two parts. First, learn how to care for your loved one with dementia and prioritize your new role as caregiver. Next, discover how to build a strong support system with help from professional caregivers and how to prepare for end-of-life care. In Caregiving Both Ways, you’ll find worksheets, exercises, and essential tips for smart, empathetic caregiving. You'll learn how to: Use non-medical interventions to reduce anxiety Prioritize and make time for your own care and mental health Identify triggers that may cause confusion in your loved one Handle difficult medical decisions Provide support and validation through all stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia Readers who turned to Alzheimer’s books like The 36-Hour Day, When Reasoning No Longer Works, and Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey will love the compassionate approach of Caregiving Both Ways.

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia
Author : Pauline Boss
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2011-08-09
ISBN 10 : 9781118002292
ISBN 13 : 1118002296
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia Book Description:

Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Outlines seven guidelines to stay resilient while caring for someone who has dementia Discusses the meaning of relationships with individuals who are cognitively impaired and no longer as they used to be Offers approaches to understand and cope with the emotional strain of care-giving Boss's book builds on research and clinical experience, yet the material is presented as a conversation. She shows you a way to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia.

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease
Author : Elizabeth T Hall
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2015-10-23
ISBN 10 : 9781317826255
ISBN 13 : 1317826256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease Book Description:

Clarify your thinking on an issue that can tear families apart! Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Christian Perspective is the touching story of a woman’s daily struggles as a caregiver to her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll learn how God’s presence in her life has helped her. You will also find practical day-to-day tips for living with a loved one suffering from senile dementia and how your spirituality can make the journey easier for both of you. This important guide provides an honest description of the emotions you may be forced to come to terms with while dealing with a loved one or parishioner with Alzheimer’s disease and how God’s presence in your life can help lift that burden. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease gives you firsthand accounts of the stages of pain, despair, acceptance, and victory that you may experience while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s to let you know that what you are feeling is normal and that God will help you overcome these challenges. Alzheimer’s disease often goes undetected until its later stages. This informative book renders a clear description of the disease, alerting you to the known warning signs of dementia, and preparing you for the possibility of such a diagnosis. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease is filled with tips and suggestions to make caring for your loved one easier for both of you, such as: learning to separate the person from the disease researching the disease and keeping informed about every aspect of this progressive and irreversible neurological disorder realizing that you need emotional support and should seek help from your pastor, church care group, or best friend discovering how having power of attorney and creating a living will can prevent many problems in the future understanding that to care for your loved one at home is challenging and that taking simple steps, such as “baby-proofing” your house, will prevent traumatic disasters turning your anger and guilt to positive energy and avoiding emotional drain and strain This unique book offers you solace amidst the turbulence of caring for someone stricken with this difficult condition. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease provides an open and honest description of how faith can comfort and support you and your family while you care for someone with dementia.

Focus on the Family Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Focus on the Family Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones
Author : Henry Holstege
Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
Total Pages : 558
Release : 2004-10-01
ISBN 10 : 141430160X
ISBN 13 : 9781414301600
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus on the Family Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones Book Description:

Offers support to caregivers of the elderly, covering everything from understanding the physical and mental changes of aging to handling finances, making medical decisions, getting help, and dealing with end-of-life issues.

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease
Author : Elizabeth T Hall
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2015-10-23
ISBN 10 : 9781317826248
ISBN 13 : 1317826248
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer s Disease Book Description:

Clarify your thinking on an issue that can tear families apart! Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Christian Perspective is the touching story of a woman’s daily struggles as a caregiver to her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll learn how God’s presence in her life has helped her. You will also find practical day-to-day tips for living with a loved one suffering from senile dementia and how your spirituality can make the journey easier for both of you. This important guide provides an honest description of the emotions you may be forced to come to terms with while dealing with a loved one or parishioner with Alzheimer’s disease and how God’s presence in your life can help lift that burden. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease gives you firsthand accounts of the stages of pain, despair, acceptance, and victory that you may experience while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s to let you know that what you are feeling is normal and that God will help you overcome these challenges. Alzheimer’s disease often goes undetected until its later stages. This informative book renders a clear description of the disease, alerting you to the known warning signs of dementia, and preparing you for the possibility of such a diagnosis. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease is filled with tips and suggestions to make caring for your loved one easier for both of you, such as: learning to separate the person from the disease researching the disease and keeping informed about every aspect of this progressive and irreversible neurological disorder realizing that you need emotional support and should seek help from your pastor, church care group, or best friend discovering how having power of attorney and creating a living will can prevent many problems in the future understanding that to care for your loved one at home is challenging and that taking simple steps, such as “baby-proofing” your house, will prevent traumatic disasters turning your anger and guilt to positive energy and avoiding emotional drain and strain This unique book offers you solace amidst the turbulence of caring for someone stricken with this difficult condition. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease provides an open and honest description of how faith can comfort and support you and your family while you care for someone with dementia.

African Americans Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

African Americans Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia
Author : Angela Dumas
Publisher :
Total Pages : 40
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1246682337
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Americans Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia Book Description:

Alzheimer's is a progressive neurogenerative disease and is the most common cause of dementia. There are approximately 50 million people, worldwide living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and five million are Americans (Alzheimer's Association, 2018). By the year 2050, approximately 14 million people could be living with Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia. There are approximately 16 million informal caregivers living in the United States caring for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias (Alzheimer's Association, 2018). The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the experience's African American family member caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia because African Americans have been under represented in previous research. A qualitative exploratory study was conducted. The participant was interviewed in a setting most comfortable. An in-depth, semi-structured interview was conducted. The participant was asked 10 open-ended questions. The participant was African American, a primary caregiver, and loved one has Vascular dementia. Deductive coding was utilized to code the interview which is a "top-down approach to coding qualitative data using pre-set coding schemes. There were five themes were identified: caregiver burden, culture, communication, support, and life being placed on hold. The findings showed caregiving does change the caregiver's life and has some challenges. Caregivers need support from family and friends, as well as community resources when they become a primary caregiver for a loved one with dementia. Also, support allows the caregiver's time for self-care and time to meet their own basic needs, it decreases the burden that caregivers often feel. The caregiver's life can change drastically when becoming a primary caregiver for a loved one with dementia.

The Caregiver s Guide to Dementia

The Caregiver s Guide to Dementia
Author : Gail Weatherill
Publisher : Rockridge Press
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN 10 : 1646113926
ISBN 13 : 9781646113927
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Caregiver s Guide to Dementia Book Description:

Care for yourself, while caring for a loved one with dementia When caring for someone with dementia, your own mental stability can be the single most critical factor in your loved one's quality of life. The Caregiver's Guide to Dementia brings practical and comprehensive guidance to understanding the illness, caring for someone, and caring for yourself. From understanding common behavioral and mood changes to making financial decisions, this book contains bulleted lists of actions you can take to improve your health and your caregiving. Inspirational and compassionate, it focuses on the caregiver's underlying love and humanity that cannot be taken away by any disease. In The Caregiver's Guide to Dementia you'll find: Dementia defined--Understand dementia and its many forms, with an explanation of the illness and its variations. Caregiver wellness--At the end of each chapter, a small section provides relaxation and mindfulness exercises and reflection for dementia caregivers. Practical approach--The back of the book is filled with resources, from financial planning to tips on safety, along with questions for health care professionals, lawyers, accountants, therapists, and friends.

Survival Guide for Dementia Caregivers

Survival Guide for Dementia Caregivers
Author : Nancy Judy
Publisher :
Total Pages : 56
Release : 2021-06-25
ISBN 10 : 9798526741019
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survival Guide for Dementia Caregivers Book Description:

When we understand the facets of Dementia and how it evolves, coping effectively with friends and family living with Dementia will not be a problem. This book is written as a guide for persons' in the position of caregiving; whether as a relative or informal worker. It covers in details different types of Dementia, causes of Dementia and behavioural patterns that may occur. It also teaches how you can spot early signs of Dementia and take proactive steps in reducing the severity of the ailments.

In Sickness in Health

In Sickness   in Health
Author : William McKinley Grubbs
Publisher :
Total Pages : 153
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : PSU:000032262902
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Sickness in Health Book Description:

The author writes of the problems of caring for a spouse at home, based on his personal experiences of caring for his wife who had Alzheimer's disease